Attorney General Martha Coakley hosts regional workshops annually on the Open Meeting Law. These workshops provide an update on and guidance about compliance with the Open Meeting Law.
The educational forums are being offered free of charge. All members of public bodies, municipal employees, and members of the general public are encouraged to attend. Individuals interested in attending an educational forum are asked to register in advance by calling 617-963-2925 or by emailing OMLTraining@state.ma.us, and providing: 1) their first and last names; 2) town of residence; 3) the public body/organization they represent, if appropriate; and 4) the location of the educational forum they will attend.
There are currently three (3) webinars and three (3) joint Open Government/State Ethics Commission trainings scheduled for this Fall. This page will be updated with information regarding future trainings once that information is available.
Joint Training with the State Ethics Commission
The Division of Open Government and the State Ethics Commission will offer three joint training events this fall. These free two hour seminars will cover the basics of both the Open Meeting Law and the Conflict of Interest Law.
- Wednesday, September 3 – 6:00PM-8:00PM
Place: East Bridgewater Jr./Sr. High School
Address: 11 Plymouth Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
- Monday, September 15 – 6:00PM-8:00PM
Place: Francis Wyman Elementary School
Address: 41 Terrace Hall Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803
- Tuesday, September 23 – 6:00PM-8:00PM
Place: Algonquin Regional High School
Address: 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough, MA 01532
Webinars (all webinars are on from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
- Tuesday, September 30
- Tuesday, October 21
- Tuesday, November 18
Please email OMLTraining@state.ma.us to receive additional information about the webinars.